Tuesday, September 10, 2013

My heart stopped

As I watched my youngest child on the playground equipment yesterday.
Baby bear #3 has autism and struggles with school and friends.
On Friday he started playing on the new equipment at school 
with 4 other children from his class.

Double excitement - using the monkey bar and 
playing with (not along side) other kids.

I was on yard duty - doing my normal rounds when they called 
me over to watch, away he swang and so proud of himself.

I came back a few minutes later to watch him again,
only this time to see him slip and plummet to the ground,
landing on his elbow.

He didn't move but I did!
He grabbed his arm and said "owie" as the tears came.

We got him in to first aid and his arm was very swollen.
2 of our aides had a look and both felt he needed an xray.

Off to the hospital  we went.
2 1/2 hours later we were back at school - he was
excited about his sling.
I was excited it wasn't broken.

So it's a sling and a support bandage for a few days.
As we are leaving he says to the doctor 
"I'm going back on the monkey bars when I get back to school."

Not for the rest of this week.


  1. Glad to hear it wasn't broken. Boys are pretty tough. When Nelson broke his arm in May, he just couldn't wait to get back onto the footy field. It was a bit worrying but he survived! Hope his elbow heals quickly.

  2. I am so proud that he said he is going back to the Monkey Bars. Not a bad photo of your little man either :o) I hope today is less eventful. hugs

  3. Amazing how resilient kids are. We would be sitting in a chair recovering with our feet up. Hugs.......

  4. It was wonderful he was playing with his friends but sad he fell. Pleased he didn't brake his arm and so good he is happy to play on the monkey bars again.
    He is such a handsome young fella

  5. So pleased there wasn't a break. It certainly is a heart stopping moment for us who are teachers and parents seeing out babies get hurt.
    Hope he had a restful night and has a better week.

  6. Oh my! I am glad it is not broken Claire. Poor little bear.

  7. I must have missed this post. Oh poor little bear. But you were lucky. When my son fell off the flying fox he fell on his arm and broke it in two places.
    That support bandage doesn look it's doing much supporting in that photo. LOL


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